Medical Tourism FAQ’s
Which patients would find the services of Medicare Tour India most useful?
Tourists from all over the world would like to visit India for medical treatment, especially those who are uninsured or under-insured, and face issues of high medical costs and high out-of-pocket medical costs, would find Medicare Tour India’s services useful. Being a registered medical tourism company, we can facilitate the best quality treatment for medical tourists at the best hospitals, at much lower costs, in India.
Who will be the benefited from Medicare Tour India’s Services?
Patient/s who is required to undergo a medical/surgical/organ transplant procedure that costs much beyond their medical insurance, or is simply beyond their financial power, can derive the maximum benefits by making use of Medicare Tour India’s services.
MEDICAL Procedure EXPENSES…
Why is overseas treatment so affordable?
The cost of healthcare in developing countries has no relation to the quality provided. Low cost, high quality healthcare is only a result of the kind of health care structure that is built up in those countries, jointly by the government and the existing healthcare providers. Certain government policies also contribute towards making healthcare affordable in these countries. Competition among health care providers is also high in these countries, leading to quality treatment being offered at a low price.
Won’t travel expenses cut into my savings?
The cost of travel to developing countries from developed countries is not a huge expense, as travel rates to such countries are quite cheap. Travel related costs consume a very minute percentage of your savings, and you won’t regret spending an optimal amount for treatment overseas compared to the exorbitant amounts that you may have to spend in your home country, which can also affect your budget.
What about unexpected expenses during the trip?
Proper planning is a must and one of the Medicare Tour India’s Consultant will assist you once you build-up the association with us. Our Consultants facilitate detailed discussions with your chosen Hospital and preferred physician, and help in planning out your finances from the very start to the end. Sometimes a few extra medical tests or treatments may be required, depending on the course of treatment and the healing process.
The rates in US Dollars calculated as per the current exchange rate at the time of surgery.
The package includes of the following fee in India : –
- Operating room, ICU, standard single room (premium and Suite Rooms are available too) for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
- Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Physiotherapists fees.
- Medicines for the days of admission in the hospital
- Standard tests and diagnostics prior to procedure
The package excludes of the following fee in India : –
- Take home medicine, medical supplies
- Special medicine such as oral anti-diabetic drugs etc
- Miscellaneous expenses i.e. additional food and beverage
- Special medical equipment (if necessary)
- Food for bystander
THE QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE
Can you explain the quality of healthcare in India?
India offers nothing but the best in quality healthcare. With several international hospital chains and JCI accredited hospitals in India, the services and facilities offered are of the best in the world. The physicians and caregivers are mostly from western medical universities, with years of experience in providing treatment. Besides this, Medicare Tour India also ensures that each and every patient gets treatment from the best and the most efficient health care givers, depending on the ailment and treatment that is required.
What about the hygienic conditions. Would it be safe to opt for medical treatment in such a country?
As a developing country, India has its own set of problems in ensuring the same good quality and high standard of living to all its citizens. India is a country with the second highest population figure in the world, India is also one of the world’s fastest emerging economies with a rapid growth rate, which is reflected in its GDP. With liberalisation policies allowing foreign countries to invest in it, India has successfully developed its tertiary sector, that is, services, and has managed to build up a very strong base as far as the medical/ healthcare sector is concerned. Our motto “Responsible Tourism” and India is one of the safest Hub, there is no need to fear when choosing India as a destination for medical treatment.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE CARE-RECEIVING PROCESS?
Is it possible that I can discuss regarding my health conditions with the physician who will be treating me in India?
Of course, Medicare Tour India will ensure that you get to speak to the doctor/physician/ surgeon who will be treating you, by phone or by video chat, to build your confidence and rapport level. This
Does Medicare Tour India assign any one as charge of my case details and treatment throughout my trip?
Yes, Medicare Tour India will assign a consultant officer to every patient who approaches us, to provide personal assistance on all aspects related to the medical trip, from the details of travel plans, healthcare services, treatment, up till recovery and any planned leisure trip for the patient (with the concern of the treating Doctor) and his/her companion.
Can I have a family member or friend accompanying me on my trip?
It is in fact, desirable that every patient must have a responsible companion. However it is important that the traveling companion be of necessary assistance to the patient in all matters of treatment. The required arrangements can be made for the traveling companion as well. A different visa will be needed for the friend/family member, which can be arranged easily.
What about follow up treatment once I return to my country after the treatment?
Follow up treatment is generally provided as a part of the medical tourism package, often combined with the period that the person spends in recovery in India itself. In case the patient has to return to his home country, the necessary guidance for follow up treatment, for example, physiotherapy, will be provided, so that the same can be obtained by the patient from a local health care centre convenient to him.
Will My Health Insurance Pay For It ?
Insurance companies are keenly looking into medical tourism as an option though most haven’t adopted it into their plans yet. If you do have it in your plan then coverage may vary. Some insurers bear the full cost of treatment including airfare, hotel accommodation, etc. for the patient as well as a companion. Other insurers or plans may have different coverage. Check with your health insurer for details.
Will you help in getting me a visa?
Medicare Tour India can definitely assist in getting a medical visa at the earliest possible for its patients, provided the necessary original documents are produced without any glitches. We will assist you with visa applications and paperwork.
How can I approach Medicare Tour India?
You may contact Medicare Tour India by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, or simply fill in the form available online on our website, providing as many details as possible. A few documents may need to submitted, either through fax or email, and these will be notified to you if necessary. Once you submit an application or contact us, we will get back to you with the details and keep in constant touch with you to provide the best assistance possible.